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Supreme Court may reign in False Claims ActThe Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next month on the issue of whether municipal entities are immune from False Claims Act (FCA) suits brought by qui tam relators. The outcome could have a significant impact on state and local hospitals.
Five steps to limit your risk as a compliance officerAs compliance officers assume a higher-profile role in hospitals, their personal liability also is increasing. However, specific techniques and strategies can minimize that liability, not necessarily at the expense of their employer.
New CMS advance notice mandates pose riskThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is warning providers that they must use new Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) forms in connection with claims submitted for reimbursement under Medicare Part B.
Four steps to minimize successor liabilityAcquiring a health care organization means acquiring its fraud and abuse liabilities, and limiting that risk is no easy task, says Joseph Truhe, general counsel at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.